Creekstone Farms Wood-Grilled Beef Tomahawk Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter
This signature Creekstone Farms recipe from Chef Steven Raiclen is always a show stopper! The Tomahawk steak is an impressive cut and when paired with this recipe, it is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Serves 4 to 8 (makes 4 large steaks)
For the Gorgonzola Butter:
- 2 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola, at room temperature
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon finely minced chives
- 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary needles
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
For the steaks:
- 4 “tomahawk” (bone-in) rib-eyes, preferably dry-aged, each about 24 ounces and 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick
- 4 tablespoons minced garlic
- 4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary needles plus 4 sprigs of rosemary
- Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
- Coarsely and freshly ground black pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil
You’ll also need: a grill hoe or other long-handled tool to rake out the coals; long-handled tongs; grill gloves
- Prepare the Gorgonzola Butter: Place the cheese, butter, chives, rosemary, and pepper in a food processor and process until creamy and smooth. Place a 12-inch piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper on your work surface and mound the butter in the center. Roll it up into a cylinder 1 1⁄2 inches in diameter, twisting the ends of the wrap to compact the butter. Refrigerate or freeze until firm. The butter will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. You can do this step ahead of time.
- Build a hardwood fire and let it burn down to glowing embers. Using a grill hoe, spread the coals directly under the grill grate, deeper on one side than the other (you’re looking for a hot fire on one side and a cooler fire on the other).
- Season the steaks with the garlic, minced rosemary, and salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Pat the seasonings and oil into the meat with a fork. When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate.
- Arrange the steaks directly on the hottest part of the grill grate along with the rosemary sprigs for a fragrant infusion of smoke. Sear for about 5 minutes per side, rotating the steaks 90 degrees with long-handled tongs after 3 minutes to achieve a nice crosshatch of grill marks. Repeat on the other side.
- Transfer the steaks to the cooler part of the grill and continue to cook until the steaks are done to your liking—125 to 130 for medium-rare. (The exact time will depend on the strength of your fire and the thickness of the steaks.) If the bones start to burn, slide a sheet of aluminum foil under them.
- Transfer the steaks to a platter or plates. Top with a disk of the Gorgonzola Butter and let them rest for 2 minutes before serving.